Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Friend Of The Devil, Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease Me In, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', E: One More Saturday Night
Greg Kihn then The Good Rats Opened
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadDate September 1, 1979Venue Holleder Memorial StadiumLocation Rochester, NYSource SBD -> Cassette Master (Dolby B) -> Cassette (Dolby C) ->TC2000 EQ (24bit) -> Sonic Solutions -> CDLineage CD -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLACTransferred by Charlie Miller
January 25, 2014
A nice big Scarlet > Fire, but not one of the greats
This is a good high energy show with just about the amount of sloppiness you'd expect in mid '79, not too much but more than a little. The recording is quite fine; as noted, the fileset is out of order for the second set and encore.
The highlight is obviously the 30+ minute Scarlet Fire, which is that long because Garcia is clearly in a soloing mood. This becomes obvious when he vetoes Phil's introduction of the Fire theme in favor of more transition-jam soloing time. If, like me, you just enjoy listening to Jerry play Fire solos, you'll enjoy this one because he does a whole lot of it, and it's all pretty focused and on point. But only the next to last Fire solo is particularly inventive or unique. That one's great for sure. The rest of what he does here is pretty much what you'd expect if you've listened to many of the big Scarlet Fires from this era - fleet, nimble, and busy.
Certainly a worthy listen for fans of the era and Scarlet Fire hunters!
December 4, 2013
The Saint of Circumstance still needs work. I don't think Bob knew the words at all for this version; Jer's to blame for the mis-timing on the Wharf Rat break section. Still love it though.
September 1, 2013
Great show, upload out of order
The Scarlet Begonias listed is actually One More Saturday Night. The order is scrambled a tad. Also, Fire is Scarlet. Drums is Fire. Etc...